In the middle ages, this was a temple that oversaw the entire Rokugo Manzan as Soyama. If you read the history book of Rokugo Manzan, the Choan Temple was used to pray for many important events, such as against the attack of the Mongolian army, epidemics, etc. Such a tradition has been left behind. It is said that the auditorium where the Shujooni-e ritual was held once was located on the plain just under Rokkashi Shrine. It is one of the temples that has a close connection with Shito and Buddhism, a characteristic of "Kunisaki".
|Name of Cultural Asset||Choan Temple|
|Designation Status||National Important Cultural Property, Prefectural historic site, Prefectural tangible cultural property, City tangible cultural property|
|Category||Oni Folklore , Masks of oni , Beautiful Landscape|
|Role Played in Story||A temple built on Yayama, the highest peak of Nishi Kunisaki. It has played a central role in the development of the medieval and Rokugo Manzan culture. It is decorated by many oni masks.|
|Location of Cultural Asset||Karegawa Bungotakada|
|Suggested Itineraries||仏像好き必見！ くにさきのお不動さん巡り|